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Full Freeview on the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter which serves 38,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Lark Stoke transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)281mDTG-31,260W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 19 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)281mDTG-31,260W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C30- (545.8MHz)281mDTG-61,260W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C41+ (634.2MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)276mDTG-81,260W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Lark Stoke transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 45km north-northwest
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 46km north-northwest
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Lark Stoke (Gloucestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KWKKK
C211
C23ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C27+B
C29C4C4C4
C30-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
600C31A
C33BBC1BBC1BBC1
C41+SDN+SDN+SDN
C44ArqAArqAArqA
C47ArqBArqBArqB
C48_local_local_local
700C57C
C60D

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 6th April and 20th April 2011.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 6.3kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 1.26kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-24dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Lark Stoke transmitter area

Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Lark Stoke was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Sunday, 28 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:15 yesterday to 14:57 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,851 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 29 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:15 on 27 Aug to 14:57 on 27 Aug. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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Richard Cooper
8:50 AM

Tony: Hi again, Tony. It's not unusual for a transmitter site to be named after a nearby feature rather than being given the name of the feature or location exactly where it is situated. For example, the first 1000 ft mast in the UK is called 'Mendlesham', after the old Mendlesham airfield, when the mast is actually on the side of a main road in the village of Brockford Green. Similarly, the BBC used to call the Tacolneston transmitter the Norwich transmitter, although the Tacolneston site is 11 miles South West of this fine city. Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 440 posts Gold Gold GB
Monday, 12 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
2:31 PM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:22 today to 12:25 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,851 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:22 yesterday to 12:25 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,851 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

LARK STOKE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:22 on 12 Sep to 12:25 on 12 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016
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Andrew McGilton
11:20 AM

When will the Lark Stoke transmitter be upgraded to receive all of the Freeview HD extended channels? As spent a furtune on Freeview HD equipment just to have the 6 HD channels.

Many thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards

Andrew McGilton


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StevensOnln1
12:48 PM

Andrew McGilton: Never. COM7 and COM8 are temporary multiplexes available from 30 main transmitter sites until 2020. It is expected that the rest of the PSB and COM muxes will be converted to DVB-T2 in the next few years but no timescale has been announced for this to happen.

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StevensOnln1's 254 posts Silver Silver GB
Thursday, 6 October 2016
MikeP
10:25 AM

Andrew McGilton:

Further to that said by Stevensonln1, your new TV set will already have a DVB-T2 tuner incorporated so it will be suitable for the forthcoming transmission changes that will see the end of DVB-T transmissions and being replaced by DVB-T2 transmissions.



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